Find my way around a German town
I can ask somebody for directions
I can give directions
I can name 10 useful places in a town
I can play treasure hunt games as part of a team
Wo ist ...?
Gibt es hier...?
Auf der rechten Seite
Auf der linken Seite
This is the children's first lesson on town/directions but some of the vocabulary such as 'links', 'rechts' and 'gerade aus' will be familiar form the 'es geht um Franzi' Zeit für Deutsch game where the children give clues to someone looking for Franzi in the classroom. Much of the vocabulary is similar to English, especially the places in town. Essentially, the children will learn 20 pieces of vocabulary today and they will do this through 'match up' and some fun 'treasure hunt' activities
Power point presentation
Sheets to put up around the walls (power point file) - cut the bottom bits so the children can tear them off
Hand outs which the children can take home for revision - this file also includes the resource for the 1st treasure hunt activity on the back
Flashcards - 'continents' and 'house' practise
Slide 2 - Main Introduction
Communicate LO and SC
Slide 3 - Starter activity - Das Kartenspiel - revision of 'continents' and 'house'
The children should know how to play the flashcard game by now so explain that they should be using the 'Lob' words on slide 3 and let them get on with it.
Slides 4 - Directions (use 'das Hotel' in the examples)
Go through the vocabulary with the children. Above the first blue line is for the person asking for directions. Point out that 'es gibt' means there is/are and 'gibt es' means is/are there. This is a really useful phrase to know. Between the blue lines is the vocabulary that the person giving directions will need. You may also want to point out that stop is 'halt'. Point out the use of the word schön (beautiful) under the second blue line
Choose a child to practise having a German conversation with. You ask for directions to the hotel and the child has to give directions. You could follow the directions and walk to the Hotel which should be up on the wall or just remain where you are and listen to the directions
Working with a partner, give the children 2 minutes to ask for and give directions to the hotel on the wall. The pairs should remain in their chairs
Slides 5 - 15 - Useful places in town
Go through this vocabulary with the children. You may want to point out the following:
*Letterbox is the same word as post box (Briefkasten)
*Krankenhaus - Krank means 'sick' and haus means 'house' - Also wagen is a word for 'car' (Volkswagen) so Krankenwagen would mean 'ambulance'
*Flughafen - Flug means 'flight' and Hafen means 'port'
As they did with 'das Hotel', now give the children 5 minutes to ask for and give directions to the places on the wall. The pairs should remain in their chairs
Slide 16 - Match up
Each pair of children has a pack of 'direction' and 'place' vocabulary cards. The pair has to match up the German words in their bag to the corresponding English word. When they are finished they put up their hands. When each pair puts up their hands check their answer and tell them 'richtig' or 'falsch'.
Extension - if some children finish very quickly you can send them to slower pairs to help them.
Slide 17 - Town Treasure Hunt
Get the children to label themselves 'Partner A' and 'Partner B'
Partner A turns over their hand out - there are 10 boxes on the back, 5 red and 5 blue. In the red boxes get partner A to write 5 places in town in German, 1 in each box. Encourage partner A to write places that they think other children will not use as there are only a limited amount of sheets to tear. It is essential that partner B does not see what they have written
Partner A's job is now to direct partner B using only German to one of the places that they have written. They can do it in one big sentence from their tables or as partner B moves. When partner B gets to the place s/he thinks is correct, s/he tears off a small place from the bottom of the sheet and returns it to partner A, who then puts it in the blue box, opposite the word in the corresponding red box. Repeat for all 5 places and reward the children who finish first. Before you start, say that if you hear English you will clear all cut outs from the culprit's sheets
Slide 18 - Treasure Hunt Challenge
Give the children another 2 minutes to learn the vocabulary on their hand outs. Tell them that after the 2 minutes you will randomly select 2 children.
Child 1 - leaves the classroom
Child 2 - Writes down one of the places on the wall on the back of a wipe board without showing anybody
Child 1 comes in and child 2 has to direct child 1 to the correct place using only German. They have 1 minute to do this. Once child 2 stops or the time is up, child 1 reveals the place on the back of their board. If child 2 is standing next to this place, then both children earn a reward. Repeat several times with different children
Slide 19 - Blindfolded Treasure Hunt Challenge
As slide 18, but this time child 1 is blindfolded
Assessment and Evidence
Observe and ask questions
Refer back to the learning objective and success criteria after the 'treasure hunt' activities.
Check achievement of the success criteria when you are on slide 20 by questioning and rewarding randomly selected children (using lollipop sticks)